2023-10-03T10:58:33+01:00October 2nd, 2023|

Hostile has been acquired by the Asian Documentary Corporation and is now available for audiences to view in Japan.  You can view it by clicking on the link here. And view more films in their catalogue on their website. We are particularly pleased that the film is available in the country, as earlier this year

Hostile screens at the Byline Festival

2023-07-25T14:18:33+01:00July 24th, 2023|

On Friday 14th July, Hostile screened in Devon as part of the annual Byline Festival.  The festival programme this year featured prominent journalists, politicians, comedians and creatives including Guardian columnist George Monbiot, MP Dawn Butler and comedian Rosie Holt.  It is organised by The Byline Times, a news organisation covering social justice issues and investigations.

The Refugee Council launch new ‘My View’ therapy service

2023-07-11T11:15:11+01:00July 11th, 2023|

Last week, Director Sonita Gale attended a private event hosted by the Refugee Council to mark the launch of ‘My View’, a service offering therapy and casework support for children separated from family members while seeking refuge.  It was hosted by McKinsey & Company, who are offering pro bono legal support to the scheme.  The

‘A dynamic night of debate and reflection’: Hostile screens with Newham Council

2023-07-11T12:50:32+01:00July 4th, 2023|

It has been a packed few months of film screenings for Hostile, as the country recognises the 75th anniversary of the arrival of the HMT Empire Windrush.  In a continuation of these celebrations, on Wednesday 28th July, the film screened in partnership with Newham Council. It was shown at Stratford Youth Zone, and was followed

Windrush Caribbean Film Festival: 2023 Closing Ceremony

2023-07-03T18:44:38+01:00July 3rd, 2023|

On Friday, June 30th, director Sonita Gale attended the closing ceremony of the Windrush Caribbean Film Festival, which took place at the Genesis Cinema in East London.  #WCFF2023 is a festival that seeks to engage and educate audiences across the UK about the contributions of the Windrush generation and their descendants to the country through

Hostile screens in Switzerland for the first time

2023-07-13T10:41:45+01:00June 30th, 2023|

Hostile had its first screening in Switzerland, playing for a secondary school in Kusnacht, a municipality in Zurich. After their teacher, Murielle Del Monego, reached out, the group arranged a private screening for June 29th. The secondary school students are learning about immigration in England, and compared what they learnt from the film in relation

Rwanda deportation scheme ruled unlawful by the High Court

2023-06-29T16:22:58+01:00June 29th, 2023|

Home Secretary Suella Braverman has met another stumbling block in her quest to deport people seeking asylum to Rwanda. The court of appeal today has ruled that the Rwanda deportation scheme is unlawful, overturning a judicial decision earlier this year. In a two to one decision, the justices found that Rwanda was ‘not a safe’

“A time to celebrate this milestone”: seven screenings in seven days for Windrush Day and Refugee Week

2023-06-29T14:23:14+01:00June 29th, 2023|

Hostile concluded a packed programme of events last week, screening seven times in seven days.  Monday 19th June kicked off Refugee Week. This week coincided with Windrush Day on Thursday 22nd June. It was a particularly special occasion, as this year marks 75 years since the arrival of the HMT Empire Windrush arrived in the

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